The National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) announced that its Universal Research Center in Keihannna Research Labs developed a novel table-style 3D display called "fVisiOn". According to the news release, the 3D display floats virtual 3D objects on a blank flat tabletop surface like a centerpiece and allows multiple viewers to observe the standing 3D images from any angle without the use of 3D glasses, and its observation style is especially designed for tabletop tasks assuming seated condition.
As the technology being further blushed up and improved, NICT expects that the technology will be applied in a variety of fields, such as urban planning, traffic control, disaster prevention, medical surgical operations training, round table discussion on an object or material using the 3D virtual images in front.
I, this blog writer, would expect that the technology must be evolve to create a 3D virtual object which people at a round table will be able to feel, touch, push, and pull by hands.
Souce: NICT's Press Release